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Family Medicine for America's Health

In August 2013, the AAFP joined with seven other national family medicine organizations -- the AAFP Foundation, the American Board of Family Medicine, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the Association of Departments of Family Medicine, the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, the North American Primary Care Research Group and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine -- to examine the challenges and opportunities facing family medicine and define a path forward in the rapidly changing health care landscape.

The resulting collaboration, dubbed Family Medicine for America’s Health(fmahealth.org), is engaging primary care health professionals, patients, policymakers and other key stakeholders to drive continued improvement of the U.S. health care system and spotlight the value of true primary care. To complement this strategic work, Family Medicine for America’s Health has launched a communications campaign -- Health is Primary(healthisprimary.org) -- to advocate the values of family medicine, demonstrate the benefits of primary care and drive patient activation.

AAFP News
has been covering this initiative since its inception. Here's a look back at some of that coverage.


Recent Family Medicine for America's Health News

10/12/2016 — The Health is Primary campaign is offering a toolkit for family physicians this month that includes patient information materials on comprehensive, coordinated and continuous care.

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09/19/2016 — Health is Primary is driving a positive conversation about primary care and the values of family medicine by telling our stories of innovation and transformation.

09/14/2016 — The Health is Primary campaign from Family Medicine for America's Health is focusing on healthy aging during the month of September.

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08/12/2016 — The Health is Primary campaign has focused its efforts for August on promoting childhood and adult immunizations. The campaign offers multiple resources for FPs to use with their patients.

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